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About Our Sports Science University Courses in Queensland

Maybe you dream of coaching an elite team or individual athletes. Perhaps your passion is getting more people in the community active and involved in sports and exercise or helping others to understand nutrition, health, and overall well-being. A Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science from James Cook University will give you the knowledge and skills you need to make a difference and launch your successful career.

Through your sports science university studies, you'll go behind the scenes to understand how the human body works and how sport and exercise affect it. With an understanding of the psychology of the human mind to complement your understanding of human physiology, you'll be poised to make a difference in communities and in the lives and futures of individual clients.


Sports science can be a deeply rewarding career when you understand how to enhance performance, how prolonged physical activity affects the body, and how muscles repair themselves. Learn how to effectively communicate all of this to others who need your help. With your intimate understanding of the human body, you will also be able to devise exercise routines that enhance the effectiveness of an athlete's practice, minimise downtime and soreness, and enable peak performance.


Whether you want to work with people at the individual level or work with groups, your sports science university courses will equip you to lead others into a better understanding of their own bodies and how to make positive changes for their future. Take the opportunity to influence how people think and behave and truly make a difference in individual lives.

Holistic healthcare

As a sport & exercise scientist, you could choose to work in private practice or community settings to rehabilitate after injury or illness. Your studies at James Cook University will give you a sound understanding of the state of healthcare in Australia and make you ready to join other healthcare professionals in providing the best outcomes for patients. Through your courses, you'll develop skills in analysing data and using it to produce effective healthcare strategies.


Obesity has never been a more serious issue than it is today, and one of the reasons we face this challenge is a lack of understanding about the nature of physical activity and good nutrition. With your comprehensive understanding of physiology, psychology, and general health, you'll be able to make a difference in the community and public policy and be a part of changing our future for the better.

Your world-class education begins here as you take part in research that makes a difference and learn under lecturers committed to student success. Through supervised professional placements and small class sizes, you'll develop the knowledge and skills a successful career demands.


A degree and a job is important, and one of the best ways to become valuable to employers is to study an accredited course like the one offered at JCU. The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science is fully accredited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

World-Class Facilities

One of the best things about being involved in sports science is using technology to improve the way we move and heal. At JCU you'll have the opportunity to put your skills into practice at the Sport & Exercise Science Movement Analysis Laboratory. This learning centre is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to help you grasp all the neuromuscular and biomechanical processes of human movement.

As you work alongside professionals in advanced biomechanical consultation for sports and orthopaedics, you'll learn how to use high-speed cameras and the latest 3D software, among other technologies, to deepen your understanding of how we move and what will help us to move and heal better.

Practical Placements

Experience has no substitute, and your sports science university courses at JCU will be complemented by regular practical placements. You'll work within the community and in supervised professional situations to grow your skills and apply the things you've learned in the lab and in lectures.

As a sports scientist, you could work with people from every walk of life, and your practical placements through JCU will help you learn how to communicate with people from many cultures and backgrounds. You'll especially come to understand the healthcare challenges facing some of Australia's most marginalised people in rural and remote areas.

Professional Network

As you prepare yourself for a career, you need access to experienced professionals in exercise, sport, and human physiology and psychology. By studying at a sports science university, you'll work side-by-side with athletes and key professionals in every field and grow your network of connections you will use throughout your career.

Sound Science Foundation

Be ready for the jobs of the future through a sports science degree that gives you a strong foundation in the key sciences related to sport and exercise. At JCU, you'll spend time studying the anatomy of the human body and how it moves. You will also learn how to appraise and evaluate current debates in cognitive psychology as you learn how humans use memory, problem-solving, and perception.

One of the best things about working in sport and exercise is seeing the positive change that comes from following your data-driven plans. Learn how to base those effective plans on accurate observation as you master the physics and underlying mathematics that control how you observe and make decisions.

Whether you want to work with the general public or sporting groups, corporate health or work in sports science research you'll be prepared for it all through your Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science from JCU. Start your course in an accredited degree through JCU today and grow your confidence as you expand opportunities for your successful future making a difference.

If you have a passion for health and wellness, a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science - Bachelor of Psychological Science from JCU can get you ready today for tomorrow. Prepare yourself for positions in sport, rehabilitation, health and fitness, education and more as you earn a degree from a world-class sports science university.

Develop your understanding of the science behind health, exercise, and physical activity. Spend time mastering a broad range of theoretical and technical concepts in human anatomy and physiology, psychology, nutrition, neuroscience, behaviour analysis, and functional kinesiology.

Master the fundamental movement skills that govern healthy physical activity as you develop your overall understanding of the human body. Learn how our emotional and mental processes drive our behaviour and how to think critically about the data you work with.

Go deeper as you consider the relationship between sport and nutrition and how hydration and electrolyte balance, the glycemic index, nutritional supplements, and other issues affect lifespans, disease, and activity levels. Explore how our learning processes affect human performance and behaviour.

Master Advanced Skills

Build on the basics you learn in your first year as you explore advanced concepts and learn the skills necessary for a successful career. Apply the principles of physics to real physical problems and learn how to solve them. Explore exercise and health psychology more deeply, and begin building your portfolio of practical experience as you work with industry partners in real-world settings.

Learn more about health and the health care situation in Australia through your sports science university courses. Understand the way Australia's population has developed over time, the epidemiological patterns that underlie it, and what causes people to fall ill. Explore how community leaders make decisions about health resources and allocation, and prepare yourself to make a difference improving health outcomes for the community.

Learn more about motor control and strength training so you are equipped to work in schools, among sports teams, or in private practice. Understand how to evaluate the physical capabilities an activity or sport requires and then use that to develop conditioning and training regimens that prepare athletes for successful performance.

Work as a strength and conditioning coach helping athletes perform at their very best, or work as an analyst, skilled at using research and synthesizing data to improve performance. Work in health and wellness, promoting just outcomes and better health for everyone in the community.

Your joint Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science - Bachelor of Psychological Science degree will open many doors, enhancing your employability and giving you more options for the future.

Learn from passionate lecturers committed to student success, and then experience the truth that virtual reality is no substitute as you get out into the field. Make technology work for you as you engage in hands-on experiences that give you the skills employers want to see. Take what you have learned in the classroom and through research projects and apply it in the real world through professional placements.

Engage in practices that expose you to a variety of settings, from individual exercise prescription to coordinating community events, taking part in research that matters, and working in sport associations. Demonstrate your ability to work with people and apply your research to make data-driven decisions that enhance health outcomes.

Design programs and then follow through on their implementation, gaining experience in the workplace as you see how theory works out in the real world. Work alongside professionals and peers, building connections you can draw on for the rest of your career. Experience what it means to become a life-long learner, with a passion for keeping your skills and knowledge current for a lifetime.

Start Your Sports Science University Experience Today

Whether you hope to work as a personal instructor, manage a centre, influence public policy, or work with professional athletes, a degree from a sports science university is the way to start. Contact JCU today to learn more and get started on your rewarding career.